Sophisticated tools for breaking into other people's computers can be bought over the Internet and start using almost immediately. No one, not even the big companies, some political organizations, as well as celebrities are not immune to attacks by hackers.
Quincy Larson, founder of the program "Free Code", recently stated that everyone should take the time to ensure his data.
"When I say a attacker, I think anyone who tries to access your data without your permission," said Larson.
"New York Times" and Larson mentioned several ways to protect against hackers:
Encryption of communication, according to Larson actually the best way to destroy data since it ensures that nobody will be able to access them without key punching encryption.
Your computer is hiding large amounts of information about you that can be abused, and protection of this information is essential. The codes are a good first step, but insufficient as they are, it is easier to break than encryption. Before you turn off the computer make sure that you've turned on encryption that "Apple" and "Windows" offer.
Frequent change of passwords is a good practice. Larson therefore recommended that you should use special programs such as LastPass, 1Password and KeePass.
I use LastPass and I was reborn when my friend, programmer, recommended it to me. But neither of these programs is 100% safe and LastPass last year have been hacked. The best practice is to keep the codes on a sheet of paper in a secure location, and change it every two weeks.
When changing passwords, use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters, and since you write it on paper, it is not a big deal if you cannot remember it.
Chrome, Firefox and Safari offer ‚‚Incognito‚‚ ability, but you cannot be sure that no one is watching.
"Maybe it says" incognito ", but it's not invisible. Everything" incognito "doing on the Internet can see your employer, the company through which you receive access to the Internet and the pages you visit," explains Larson.
Larson recommended that for safe search use Tor search.
Larson suggests that all those who are paranoid using "Google" should use DuckDuckGo. He, however, was not paranoid.
"Google" is built on the hacker ethic, and in some respects they put principle before profit, "said Larson.
Larson adds that other browsers are worse than "Google" and that the users need to prepare in case they decide not to use it.
Edward Snowden and Mark Zuckerberg do this, and if they're afraid of spying, then you also have reason to be afraid.
Hello, my name is Aleksandar, and I work as IT in one company in Serbia. In free time, beside gaming and watching movies, I also like writing.